Fiction - Womens
261 Pages
Reviewed on 08/03/2013
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Author Biography

Megan Karasch entertained readers with her debut “RomCom” novel in 2011 titled “Tales From My Hard Drive.” She follows with an adventure comedy, “Chaperones,” in summer 2013, inspired from her own European adventures as a college student.

A San Fernando Valley native, Karasch studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Pepperdine University School of Law. During college, she spent an entire year soaking up European culture in Lancaster, England. Her experiences living abroad struck a chord that reverberates to this day in her writing. After graduating, Karasch lived in Santa Monica and then the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles.

Karasch is a lawyer and an aspiring television comedy writer. For two years, she wrote pieces on music and a mix of special interest articles for the
former e-zine, and her guest column on dating was featured on

Karasch lives with her boyfriend in Long Beach, Calif. She is looking forward to one day moving back to the Los Angeles area where she is a drummer in an indie rock band.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Juli Williamson for Readers' Favorite

Chaperones by Megan Karasch is a fantastic novel of self discovery and growing up, even when the main character is already 26. Andrea was so over protected while growing up she never learned anything about life or herself. Her only enjoyment came from behind a camera lens; everything else scared her silly. Literally, the thoughts and actions that come from her overwhelming fear are comical. Yet for her, they are reality. Now is the time to overcome fear, with a GIANT leap, flying across the Atlantic to England to shoot castles and cathedrals for a travel magazine. The question is: can Andrea function without her parents or her boyfriend there to protect her from everything?

Megan Karasch takes a humorous look at growing up in spite of fear and parental protection. This is a feel-good tale in which Megan Karasch reminds us that no matter how old we are, the way our parents raised us influences our daily lives. This is for good or bad, and yet we have to let go of our handhold or pry them off us, to become what we need to become for ourselves as adults. How we look at relationships and even crossing the street might be affected by what our parents told us when we were little. A book that I thoroughly enjoyed, I read it in one sitting. I laughed, I moaned and groaned, and I hopefully took away a lesson or two.